Commonwealth Home Support Programme

As you get older, everyday tasks can become more difficult. Even though you need help, you may still want to live at home. Asking for help doesn’t mean losing your independence or moving out of home.

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) helps senior Australians access entry-level support services to live independently and safely at home.

CHSP works with you to maintain your independence rather than doing things for you. 

Is it for me?

Eligibility for this program is based on your support, needs and age. 

If you’re having trouble with everyday tasks and feel that a little support could improve your health and wellbeing, CHSP could be right for you.

To be eligible for this program, you must be aged 65 years or older (50 years or older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people).

A face-to-face assessment will determine eligibility and ensure that the right services are made available to those that need them.

If your needs are more complex, a Home Care Package could be better suited to you.

Services available through Cobram Regnional Care

The Cobram Regional Care deliver the following,  under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP):

  • Domestic assistance
  • Home Maintenance

How to access services available through CHSP

To access these services people must undergo an assessment by the Regional Assessment Services. To arrange an assessment, please contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 (Translating and Interpreting Service 131 450, National Relay Service 133 677), or visit their website at